A Kentucky Derby Themed Birthday Party

Kentucky Derby Themed Birthday Party

Kentucky Derby Themed Birthday

With the Kentucky Derby just a couple of short weeks away, it’s time to prep our mint juleps and get inspired! Angela Marie Events shared this darling Kentucky Derby Themed Birthday Party for her sweet little boy, and I just had to share it with you! It took place at the most gorgeous southern setting, the White Magnolia in Kentwood, Louisiana. I adore the unique theme, and the gorgeous details.
 The White Magnolia was the perfect backdrop for my son’s first birthday. The theme was Kentucky Derby with baby touch using an antique rocking horse. Everyone came in their Sunday best, in hats and seersucker. The invitation had an attire’s card explaining the traditional Kentucky Derby attire, so that everyone would be dressed to the nines!
Derby Themed Birthday Party
White Barn for Kentucky Derby Themed Party
Derby Themed Birthday Party
Derby Themed Party
a light blue baby derby cake
a little boy\'s smash cake on a light blue cake stand
Derby Themed Birthday Invitation
His invitation was hand painted by local artist, Laura Welch Taylor and then designed by Lauren Haddox Designs. Anna Claire Calligraphy finished his gorgeous invitation with her calligraphy on the envelopes.
Kentucky Derby Horse Party
Kentucky Derby Birthday Party Drink
Kentucky Derby Themed Party for 1st Birthday
Kentucky Derby Themed Party Games Kentucky Derby Themed Party Games Kentucky Derby Themed Party Games
Kentucky Derby Party Trophies
Kentucky Derby Themed Party Bar Kentucky Derby Themed Party MenuKentucky Derby Party Snacks
Derby Themed PartyKids Ideas for Kentucky Derby Themed PartyDerby Themed Party Details
Boy's First Birthday Party Theme Kentucky Derby

Angela shared more party details with us…

“The kids had a blast riding and feeding ponies, with monogrammed blankets from Lemons and Paisley. They later “ran the race” with handmade stick horses from My Lue on Etsy. The winners received a trophy of red roses, of course, but these were sugar cookies from Silly Gilly Desserts. The weather was a little overcast, but after lunch everyone was able to go outside on the lawn and enjoy games while enjoying their southern sip. After voting was all in, we awarded a couple best dressed with custom ribbons and a rose bouquet!

Guests enjoyed a traditional derby lunch catered by City Pork, serving a couchon de lait, ground grits, deviled eggs, crackin, Derby pies, and bourbon balls. Deckert’s cake was a beautiful 3 tier seersucker cake by Melissa’s Fine Pastries out of New Orleans. The cake was delicate and light in taste. It was double chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries. Heaven on a plate.With a beautiful water-colored horse on top.

Poppy and Mint designed all the gorgeous florals and Lovegood Rentals helped us fancy up a bit with beautiful vintage furniture! Proper prints designed all of our wooden signs throughout the party, which were a perfect touch.

The music made the afternoon- the brass band really set the mood and Deckert loved dancing to the music,. He wasn’t too keen on his cake, but he was all smiles on his first birthday! He loved the ponies and games, and couldn’t get enough of that good ole southern sound!”


Photography: Lauren Carroll
Event Planner/Designer/Mom: Angela Marie Events
Flowers: Poppy and Mint
Painter: Laura Welch Taylor
Wooden Sign: Proper Prints Paper
Popcorn: Popology
Handmade Ribbons: Wren and Rabbit Creations
Brass Band: BrassHats Brass Band
Photobooth: HD Photobooth
Catering/pies: City Pork
Vintage furniture: Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals
Wreaths: Glenda’s Flowers
Stick Ponies: My Lue
Calligraphy: Anna Claire Calligraphy and Design
Pillows, horse blankets, monograms: Lemon Paisley Boutique
Invitation, monogram, water bottles, stickers: Lauren Haddox Designs
Rose cupcakes: Ambrosia Bakery
Cookies: Silly Gilly Desserts
Linens, boxwoods, glassware: Event Rental
Napkins and koozies: Gracious Bridal
Cake: Melissa’s Fine Pastries

For more Derby-themed inspiration, check out this Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Bar and this Garden-Themed Kentucky Derby Party!

Pizzazzerie is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associate Programs and other affiliate services. This means that pizzazzerie.com receives a small commission by linking to Amazon.com and other sites at no cost to the readers.

Courtney’s Latest book

Get Your Copy!

In The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook, Courtney Whitmore shares her party go-tos, over 75 delicious crowd-pleasing recipes. Featured as a must-have cookbook in Southern Living Magazine.


  1. Judy Wadsworth says:

    Adorable little guy! What a perfect party and unique theme. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Does anyone know where the rocking horse is from😍

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *